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Christmas Program Celebrates Spirit of the Season

On Friday, December 17, the St. Sebastian's Community kicked off Christmas Break with a festive Christmas program that showcased the School's musical talent.

During the first part of the program, Fr. John Arens provided the Prayer for the Lighting of the Advent Wreath, students read scripture and the St. Sebastian's Schola, Mass Ensemble and Faculty Chorale performed several traditional Christmas pieces, including "Joy To The World" and "Do You Hear What I Hear." A highlight of the program was a wonderful faculty performance of "Happy Xmas (War is Over)" by Mrs. Kera Wiggin on vocals and guitar and Mr. Stefan Cressotti on banjo.

The second half of the program continued with performances by the Jazz Pop Chamber Ensemble Combo with special guest musicians from the Ursuline School Ensemble. Songs included "Where Are You Christmas," "What Christmas Means," "Linus and Lucy," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," and a riveting performance of "Christmas Eve / Sarajevo."  The students and faculty joined in singing "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing," always a crowd favorite.

Thank you to the students and faculty members who shared their musical gifts with our Community, including: Mr. Karl Grohmann, music teacher, Mr. Meyer Chambers, director of music ministry, Ursuline School performers, and Mr. Thomas Nunan '11, accompanist and substitute director.